What does bunch mean?

Definitions for bunch
bʌntʃbunch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bunch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunch, clump, cluster, clusteringnoun

    a grouping of a number of similar things

    "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"

  2. crowd, crew, gang, bunchnoun

    an informal body of friends

    "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

  3. bunch, lot, caboodleverb

    any collection in its entirety

    "she bought the whole caboodle"

  4. bunch together, bunch, bunch upverb

    form into a bunch

    "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"

  5. bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clumpverb

    gather or cause to gather into a cluster

    "She bunched her fingers into a fist"

Wiktionary

  1. bunchnoun

    A group of a number of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump. Usually fastened together.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  2. bunchnoun

    An informal body of friends.

    He still hangs out with the same bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  3. bunchnoun

    A considerable amount.

    a bunch of trouble

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  4. bunchnoun

    An unmentioned amount; a number.

    A bunch of them went down to the field.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  5. bunchnoun

    A group of logs tied together for skidding.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  6. bunchnoun

    An unusual concentration of ore in a lode or a small, discontinuous occurrence or patch of ore in the wallrock.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  7. bunchnoun

    The reserve yarn on the filling bobbin to allow continuous weaving between the time of indication from the midget feeler until a new bobbin is put in the shuttle.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  8. bunchnoun

    (tobacco) An unfinished cigar, before the wrapper leaf is added.

    Two to four filler leaves are laid end to end and rolled into the two halves of the binder leaves, making up what is called the bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  9. bunchverb

    To gather into a bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  10. bunchverb

    To gather fabric into folds.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  11. bunchverb

    To form a bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  12. bunchverb

    To be gathered together in folds

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  13. bunchverb

    To protrude or swell

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bunchnoun

    a protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump

  2. Bunchnoun

    a collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys

  3. Bunchnoun

    a small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein

  4. Bunchverb

    to swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round

  5. Bunchverb

    to form into a bunch or bunches

Freebase

  1. BUNCH

    The group of mainframe computer competitors to IBM in the 1970s became known as the BUNCH: Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation, and Honeywell. These companies were grouped together because the market share of IBM was much higher than all of its competitors put together. During the 1960s, IBM and these five computer manufacturers, along with RCA and General Electric, had been known as "IBM and the Seven Dwarfs." The description of IBM's competitors changed after GE's 1970 sale of its computer business to Honeywell and RCA's 1971 sale of its computer business to Sperry, leaving only five "dwarfs". Fortunately, their initials lent themselves to a new acronym, BUNCH.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bunch

    bunsh, n. a number of things tied together or growing together: a definite quantity fastened together, as of linen yarn (180,000 yards), &c.: a cluster: something in the form of a tuft or knot.—v.i. to swell out in a bunch.—v.t. to make a bunch of, to concentrate.—adjs. Bunch′-backed (Shak.), having a bunch on the back, crook-backed; Bunched, humped, protuberant.—ns. Bunch′-grass, a name applied to several West American grasses, growing in clumps; Bunch′iness, the quality of being bunchy: state of growing in bunches.—adj. Bunch′y, growing in bunches or like a bunch, bulging.—Bunch of fives, the fist with the five fingers clenched. [Ety. obscure.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bunch' in Nouns Frequency: #2439

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

  1. Kathy Kennedy:

    They can only win by cheating. That's what they're doing in there right now, they're a bunch of cowards.

  2. Shaun White:

    I'd love to compete, obviously, I have to qualify and do a bunch of different things to get there, but that's the plan.

  3. Clemens Jellema:

    You don’t want to have to climb a bunch of stairs just to go back in for some salt.

  4. Ricky Shub:

    He's taking the fall for a bunch of past governors that put us in this position, everyone here is right to do what they're doing, but they should have done it 20 years ago.

  5. Utkarsh Ambudkar:

    I'm here to recap the show and MC for a bunch of nominees that don't look like me.

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  • حُزمَة, حَزَمَ, مجموعةArabic
  • китка, компания, връзка, гроздBulgarian
  • raïmCatalan, Valencian
  • Bund, bündeln, anordnen, StraußGerman
  • τσαμπί, ομάδα, μπουκέτο, αρμαθιάGreek
  • manojo, puñado, racimo, grupo, enracimarse, bolsada, ramo, arracimarse, pandilla, montónSpanish
  • nippu, koko joukko, kimppu, niputtaaFinnish
  • tyssa, tyssiFaroese
  • peloton, javelle, empiler, mettre en masse, poche minéralisée, poche de minerai, nid, réserve, bouquet, grouper, poche, mettre en banc, mouche, poupée, poupe, groupe, botte, bandeFrench
  • խուրձ, խումբ, ողկույզ, փունջArmenian
  • mucchio, ammucchiare, comitiva, ciuffo, graspoItalian
  • 다발Korean
  • bundelen, tros, bosDutch
  • bunke, gjeng, klaseNorwegian
  • bukiet, kiść, pęk, paczkaPolish
  • pencaPortuguese
  • mănunchiRomanian
  • компания, пучок, букет, гроздьRussian
  • funguSwahili

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